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(Publiée le: 25 mars 2019 à 12:05:51)
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Program / Department Summary
Mercy Corps has been present in the Sahel since 2005, with current programming in Niger, Nigeria, Burkina Faso and Mali. In these countries, we focus on a host of sectors depending on local priorities and needs: food security, livelihoods, governance, conflict mitigation and humanitarian response. We aim to boost economic opportunities, catalyze inclusive and accountable governance systems, break the cycle of food and water insecurity and respond to immediate needs, while unleashing the potential to build for the future. Our work contributes to resilience to shocks and stresses and enables individuals, households and communities to achieve long-term, inclusive and equitable development. Mercy Corps’ vision for change encourages the private sector, government and civil society to work together to create meaningful and sustainable change.
Mercy Corps is seeking a Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) for the Sahel Collaboration and Communication (SCC) Activity, a five-year, $16 million USAID opportunity. This proposed program will promote collaboration, learning and adapting (CLA) for collective impact among USAID, implementing partners, government institutions and research institutions. This Activity will also build local capacity for learning and adaptation. SCC will improve CLA among all stakeholders in order to enhance development results and help USAID better communicate those results.
General Position Summary
Coordinating closely with the COP who will be based in Niamey, Niger, the DCOP will be responsible for leading and managing the activity and staff in Burkina Faso, with significant implementation and decision-making authority. S/he will manage staff, resources and partnerships in country to ensure that the program meets its targets and deliverables on-time and within budget. The DCOP will supervise program staff in Burkina Faso and ensure accountability to Mercy Corps’ policies and donor rules and regulations. With the COP, s/he will represent the program to donors, relevant government entities, partners, other implementers and external stakeholders.
Essential Job Responsibilities
Program Management and Implementation
Finance and Compliance Management
Influence & Representation
Accountability to Beneficiaries
Supervisory Responsibility: National and international team members working on the program, as well as partnerships with international and national program partners. The number of direct and indirect reports is to be determined.
Reports Directly To: Chief of Party
Works Directly With: Program team, finance and operations teams, HQ Regional Program Team, HQ Technical Support Unit and partner organizations
Knowledge and Experience
A successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to lead and communicate effectively with team members of varied work styles and cultures, follow procedures, and meet deadlines with flexibility and creativity in planning and problem solving. S/he will have a proven ability to learn quickly, multi-task, prioritize, take initiative, and be accountable for results, understand the larger picture while remaining focused on the details, problem solving, work within a complex and sensitive setting and to follow laws and security protocols. The most successful Mercy Corps team members have a strong commitment to teamwork and accountability, thrive in evolving and changing environments and make effective written and verbal communication a priority in all situations.
Living /Environmental Conditions:
The position will be based in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso with regular travel to Niamey. The location is accompanied and secure. Individual housing is available with freedom of movement beyond the house and office. There are international schools in Burkina Faso. Staff have good access to essential services, such as medical care, electricity, water, etc. This position requires up to 50% of travel by air and road to field offices in relatively secure environments but climatically harsh conditions. This position is not eligible for hardship and/or R&R benefits.
Mercy Corps team members represent the agency both during and outside work hours when deployed in a field posting or on a visit/TDY to a field posting. Team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and MC's policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.
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